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Streetbeat

Monday, Nov. 3 Traffic collision. S. Coat Hwy. 5:43 p.m. An elderly male driver sideswiped a city trolley and continued southbound, where he hit a parked car at Rockledge. The driver suffered minor-moderate injuries and was transported to the hospital for treatment. Burglary.....

Pet Peeves

Liar Liar Liar, liar, pants on fire. City Council candidates are shopping for new trousers on a daily basis. “I can’t explain it,” shrugged one candidate, who cradled a fire extinguisher for protection. “I was at a forum. I answered a question about kelp. I said that I was an...

Past and Present

Firmly rooted in Laguna history, the distinct homes of El Bosque blend the old and the new. By Margie Monin Dombrowski | Photos by Jody Tiongco     A fitting name for a Laguna street lined with eucalyptus trees, “el bosque” translates to “forest” in Spanish. In the 1930s,...
Posted On 24 Oct 2014

Posted On 16 Oct 2014

Fire Prevention Sparks an Unexpected Nuisance

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy When law enforcement began regularly patrolling around the Top of the World neighborhood park in late June because of heightened fire danger, they discovered that Yelp reviews had made the area a very popular nighttime hangout for young people...

Residents Grateful for Vigilance

Editor, On behalf of local residents I would like to thank the Laguna Beach Police and Fire Departments for coordinating a no-smoking code enforcement at Alta Laguna Park, particularly late evenings when out of town visitors arrive. Many local residents share my sentiments. The...

Stem Cell Scientist Lectures at Susi Q

Lead scientist Dr. Peter Donovan will describe the role of stem cells in the human body and research underway at UC Irvine during a 2 p.m. talk Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Susi Q Center, 380 Third St. Donovan, a professor of developmental and cell biology and biological chemistry,...

Wisdom Workout

Moonlight Becomes You The moon has been my companion the past few nights. It dapples the covers on my bed so that it casts both light and shadows, nudging me awake and then giving me a reprieve as long as I don’t disappear into a deep sleep. Apparently, it enjoys my...

Vigilance in Wildlands is Paying Dividends

Editor, This morning, I was very pleased to see that the surveillance camera is now in place on the Carolyn Wood Knoll.  The camera…plus the LBPD cruiser parked at the end of Alta Laguna appear to have had an impact on after-hour visitation to the Knoll. This morning there were...

Weekend Fire Signals the Onset of a Dangerous Season

Editor, The Silverado Fire in Orange County should serve as a reminder of things to come. A weak high-pressure system had driven temperatures up and humidity levels down, which are indicators fall is upon us. This fire grew from hundreds of acres to over a thousand in a very...

Measuring Candidates on Fire Safety, Housing the Homeless

Editor:  When evaluating the candidates for the council election this fall we need to pay particular attention to their positions on preventing a fire like the one that burned about 350 homes in Laguna Beach in 1993. That was a real disaster and we seem to be on a path to repeat...

Be Careful What You Wish For

Editor, This summer has been unusual. The thousands who lovingly watched the Poncho Sanchez concert the last day at the Festival of Arts. Free admission at the Art A Fair the last two days and Jheri St James and the belly dancers celebrating at the Sawdust Festival. Fantastic...

Anti-Smoking Efforts Provide Some Assurance

Editor: As we enter an even dryer than normal fall and winter, I would like to extend a huge thank you to all those who pressed for increased fines for smoking near Alta Laguna Park, and the surrounding open space. At the top of the list of those to thank is councilperson Toni...

Trail Upgrades OK’d for Top of the World

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy The steep and winding dirt footpath that joins a paved fire road between the two hilltop communities of Top of the World and Arch Beach Heights may soon be easier to maneuver for school children, moms with babies in strollers, dog-walkers, hikers,...

Pet Peeves

Big Boomer It was a bad day at the office. Well, his moving office to be exact. I read with interest the Indy article, “Crane Rescue Reveals Another Fissure.” My eyes aren’t so good and I thought I read, “Crantz Rescue Reveals Another Fissure.” Imagine my relief when my wife hit...